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this is bbc news. i'm ben brown live at the royal courts of justice where a coroner has condemned the police response during the tunisia terror attack that left 30 british tourists dead. as a lone gunman set about killing as many tourists as he could, the coroner said the police were at best shambolic, at worst cowardly. one survivor who risked his life to save others says he saw no police on the beach for at least 20 minutes. police waited, police fainted. they hid. that's unforgivable. lawyers for some of the families now say they will sue the tour operator. the inquests were about those who tragically lost their lives, they must never be forgotten. theirfamilies hope that no one else will ever have to suffer the same fate. sir philip green has reached a cash
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settle m e nt sir philip green has reached a cash settlement with the pensions regulator worth up to £363 million. former chancellor george osborne warns of significant risks to britain's economy if theresa may fails to secure a trade deal with the european union after brexit. a senior police officer says not all paedophiles should be prosecuted — lower level offenders should be rehabilitated. found in a field in staffordshire — the iron age necklaces thought to be more than two thousand years old go on public display. the families
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of some of the victims of the tunisia terror attack are seeking to pursue legal action against the travel operators. it is after a coroner here at the royal courts concluded that all 30 british victims had been unlawfully killed, he also said he could not make a finding of neglect over the vulnerability of the resort to an attack. judge nicholas loraine smith described the response by the tunisian security forces to the killings as at best shambolic, at worst cowardly. an islamist men, seifeddine rezgui, carried out the killings that the resort near sousse injune killings that the resort near sousse in june 2015, killing killings that the resort near sousse injune 2015, killing a total of 38 people. 30 of them british citizens. the families of those killed had
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been hoping the conclusion of the coroner today would say neglect had played a part in the deaths of their loved ones, in particular the alleged lack of security at the hotel where they were staying. but there was disappointment. the coroner, judge nicholas loraine smith, said no verdict of neglect is open to him because he had not found christopher should see is all about those deficiencies were directly linked to their deaths nowadays, alan pembroke leads a normal life. but at the time he was on a beach during the attack. running back into the scene of the attack after taking his wife to the safety of their hotel. i ran towards the gunfire, where i could see bodies on the beach. i hit the deck, and as i hit the sand, i literally fell into a lady.
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i could see she was moving, semiconscious, she had some severe gunshot wounds. i dressed her hand and covered her wrists with a scarf i had pulled down off a beach umbrella. she told me she had pain in her leg and i noticed she had a hole in her leg, so i got a beach towel and i wrapped it around her leg to compress the injury and stop the bleeding. mr pembroke's actions saved the life of the woman, whose husband lay dead beside her. he is haunted by what he saw, and angry at the failure of the tunisian police to intervene in time. i was on the beach for 20 minutes with cheryl alone. i saw no military or medical staff, it is only in recent reports that i found that the police waited. they fainted, they hid.
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that is unforgivable. they need to be held accountable for that. just three months earlier, foreign tourists had been targeted in an attack by islamist extremists in the capital tunis. 20 were killed. but the foreign office did not change its overall travel advice. the colour—coded map on its website remained green for the coastal areas. tourists could still go even though the foreign office was warning of a high risk of terrorism. all 30 british tourists killed in the attack had booked their holidays with the travel company tui. today the coroner highlighted how staff had been told that if tunisia had been safe, they should say the overall level of foreign office advice had not changed, that it was business as usual. there was no mention
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of the risk of terrorism. for those who lost loved ones in this horrific attack, the legal fight will continue now in the civil courts. they are planning to bring personal injury and fatal accident claims against the travel company tui. they deny the allegations of neglect. throughout these inquests, the families have been arguing that the coroner should make a finding of neglect against the travel company involved, tui. the coroner said he could not do that, he could not say that it was neglect. after the inquest, the solicitor representing 22 of the families, kylie hutchinson came out onto the steps of the royal
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courts and made a statement on their behalf, saying they would now start civil proceedings against the travel operator tui. during the past seven weeks, both the coroner and the families we represent have had shocking evidence about the level of security precautions at the hotel at the time of the terrorist attack. the level of terrorist threat in tunisia had been escalating for some time prior to 20th of june 2015. this included a failed suicide bomb attempt at a beach in sousse. following the terrifying events at the bardo in march 2015, tunisian minister of tourism issued a letter requiring hotels to improve security measures. tragically these steps were not implemented at the hotel. tui, the tour operator, who organised the holidays for the victims, has stated that it was unaware of the letter from the minister of tourism. even more surprising, given the events in bardo and elsewhere,
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tui failed to order the adequacy of security at the hotel. it is now crucial that the entire travel industry learns from what happened in sousse to reduce the risk of similar catastrophic incidents in the future. our clients are very grateful to the coroner for his careful and sensitive handling of the inquest proceedings. they feel he has been fair and thorough in his investigation and appreciate how he has tried to ensure throughout the families come first. on behalf of our clients who lost members of their family, and those who suffered injuries, in this terrible incident, we will who suffered injuries, be pursuing action against tui. who suffered injuries, they must never be forgotten. who suffered injuries, theirfamilies hope that no one else ever has to suffer the same fate in future. that was a lawyer from 22 of the
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families. we had a response immediately afford to you why. nick longman, their uk managing director gave this response. what happened on that tragic day in tunisia shocked and devastated all of us. 0ur immediate heartfelt condolences went to the families and friends of those so tragically affected. on behalf of everyone at tui uk, i would like to again extend our deepest sympathies. we are so very sorry for the pain and loss those affected have suffered. 0ver these last few weeks, we have heard very personal and moving accounts of what happened during and after the terrorist attack. we have played a full and active role throughout the process of the inquest and we, like others, wanted to understand the specific circumstances surrounding these tragic events. we have now heard the coroner's findings and his comments regarding the provision of security and visibility of travel advice.
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these are complex matters. but we have already taken steps to raise awareness of the travel aware campaign. together with the travel industry in the light of these comments, we must now take some time to further reflect on these areas. on that day, the world changed. as an industry, we have adapted and we need to continue to do so. this terrorist incident left its mark on all of us, and its impact will always be remembered. thank you. i now have time for questions. i think that what we felt was appropriate at that time was in the way we were giving travel advice. we have changed significantly since then. the coroner talked about how travel advice should be provided and since then we have now got travel advice links to the sco campaign. in all of our communication with customers and in travel agents, there are cards on desks
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and our agents are now trained split to specifically tell people about the sco. that's the director of tui uk. relatives who have been attending missing quest for the last few weeks have reacted with some disappointment to the failure the coroner to say that it was neglect by tui that contributed to the deaths. we have been hearing from cheryl who was on holiday with her husband john, and her sun matthew ensues when the attack happened. she told the inquest how her husband died right next to her, she has been giving her reaction to what the coroner had to say at the end of the inquest. john died from an act of terrorism. it is clear from the evidence of
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witnesses and to the documents shared that there were long—term persistent failings on the half of tui and its partners. which i believe are tantamount to neglect. 0pportunities were available a0 ui and their partners to improve security at the imperial hotel, but they chose not to. it is clear actions were not taken to address any security and safeguarding concerns. although this may not fit in the current legal definition of neglect, common sense shows that such actions are neglectful. that was cheryl story there with her reaction. she lost her husband john in the attack. let's talk to richard galvin, our correspondent who has been covering the attacks. —— the inquest. civil action is going to be
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taken against tui. absolutely, we know that at least 22 of the families are going to bring civil cases, they are going to claim for damages, for personal injury, for fatal accident. but then, this is a long process and certainly i have been told by the barrister for the families that this could be years in the making. they have two submit theirclaim, the making. they have two submit their claim, though, by next year. there is a time limit, they have to do it within three years of the event but it could take years and of course we do not know what the outcome will be. it will be a real long haulfor the outcome will be. it will be a real long haul for the families, outcome will be. it will be a real long haulfor the families, because clearly tui is going to fight it. it has denied any neglect. it will be a long process. i want to highlight one other point which came out from what the coroner said. i think he has been a very strong in terms of what he has said in regards to tui,
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particularly picking out a document which was a question and answer sheet for tui staff to answer if they were asked by customers about they were asked by customers about the question of safety. he says that they had said that although if they we re they had said that although if they were asked this, they would say the overall level of travel advice had not changed, it was business as usual at the coastal resorts. customers continue to enjoy holidays. the staff gave no details about any risk of terrorism nor referred back to previous terrorist attacks. they did not tell them according to the coroner, where they could find the foreign office travel advice. i think this is very strong. he went on to say that customers believed they had been reassured by what the staff told them that it was safe. this is some of the strongest
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elements of what the coroner had to say today. even stronger about the tunisian security forces. he did not mince his words with them, saying they were shambolic and even cowardly. the delay in their response to the attack? that was catastrophic. the police who had the weapons and body armour one minutes away, they could have stopped the attack quickly. instead the did not arrive until the attack was over. 30 british tourists and eight others have been killed. 0f british tourists and eight others have been killed. of course we should mention that many were injured, some very seriously indeed. to conclude, you have been following these inquests for the relatives and these inquests for the relatives and the families. it's been really harrowing, they've been giving evidence about what happened. how they died. it's been a very difficult process, it's been
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extremely emotionalfor difficult process, it's been extremely emotional for the families. a very difficult thing for them to do. but many were absolutely determined that they were going to do this, they wanted this to be heard, they wanted people to understand the pain and loss that they have suffered. certainly, i did an interview with one person who survived. he did not actually feel he could appear at the inquest himself, he gave a statement. he is still very fragile. he is still having nightmares now. he and his wife say they have had nightmares 50 times since that attack two years ago. they continue. it is really difficult, the trauma continues for many of these people the trauma will continue for a long time. thank you richard. ijust continue for a long time. thank you richard. i just want to tell you that the foreign office have issued a statement in the last couple of minutes with a conclusion of the inquest. the foreign office spokesman says we welcome the
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thorough work by the coroner and his tea m thorough work by the coroner and his team for more than a year on the support of investigation, resulting injudaea's conclusions. theses attack was the largest loss of british life to terrorism since 77. and devastated the lives of so many. 0ur and devastated the lives of so many. our deepest sympathy remains with all those people caught up in this horrific attack, and we hope the inquest process has been of some help to the families. that is a statement just help to the families. that is a statementjust in from the foreign 0ffice. that's it from the royal courts ofjustice. you're watching bbc news. that's our main story this afternoon. 0ne survivor who risked his life to save other says he saw no police on the beach for 20 minutes. sir philip green has reached a cash settlement with the pensions regulator worth up to £363 million. in sport, manager mark mcghee has
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been sacked afterjust two of ten league games. fast bowler lee curran has been cold up for england's squad as cover forjake has been cold up for england's squad as cover for jake ball who has been cold up for england's squad as cover forjake ball who are struggling with a knee injury. and former england cricketerjames taylor who had to retire from the sport due to a heart condition says the device he had fitted has saved his life already. i will be back with more shortly. more on that breaking story. the pensions regulator says it has struck a deal that philip green. the regulator says the cash settlement of £363 million means that 19,000 from vhs workers will receive the starting pensions originally promised. with me now, our economics correspondent. this has been
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dragging on and on. what has happened. there is a settlement between the regulator and sir philip green here, that looks like it has ended the prospect of enforcement action against him. £362 million is a chunky amount of money. not quite as chunky amount of money. not quite as chunky as the nearly £600 million by which the pension fund was short of the amount of money it would need to pay all the benefits promised to pension scheme members. last november, sir philip said just £200 million, the regulator got fed up. sir philip has decided it is worth his while to cough up a bit more to bring this to a close. is it enough? not quite, even under this new scheme. to match the benefits they we re scheme. to match the benefits they were promised before phs went bust. but it is significantly better. so what happens is, if a company goes bust and you have a company pension scheme like bhs. you have this
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safety net, which is paid for by all members of all company pension schemes. that safety net comes with a price. the price is you lose 10% of your benefits. what the settle m e nt of your benefits. what the settlement means is pension scheme members will be able to opt to go into an independent scheme which will be closer to what they were promised but not necessarily quite there. park the money for a second, this has hugely damaged sir philip green's business reputation. yes, because of the manor bhs went under and the way he seemed to sell it to people who were not capable of running it and had people who were not capable of running itand had no people who were not capable of running it and had no intention of keeping it going is a running concern. there was a disregard in attempting to make profits for him from the nhs, for the fortunes of the staff. frank field has one champion of the pension scheme, saying it is an important milestone in gaining them justice for phs
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pension members. milestone, not finish line. thank you andy. former chancellor george osborne warns of significant risks to britain's economy if theresa may fails to secure a trade deal with the european union after brexit. it comes as some business leaders cold for a delay in brexit if agreement can't be reached. mr 0sborne made these comments. let's make sure we go on doing trade with our biggest export market, otherwise we are drawing from the single market, the single biggest act of protectionism in the history of the uk. no amount of trade deals with new zealand are going to replace the trade that we do at the moment with our big european neighbours. a man who murdered his girlfriend and her new partner has been jailed with the minimum term of 23 years and four months. andrew saunders admitted repeatedly stabbing his
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girlfriend and her new partner in december last year. britain's most senior child protection police officer says paedophiles who pose no physical threat to children shouldn't be prosecuted. simon bailey says the system has reached "saturation point", with a00 men a month being arrested. but instead ofjailing them all, he said police should focus on those who posed the greatest threat to children, with ‘lower—level‘ offenders being offered rehabilitation. dan johnson reports. as more and more images of child abuse and up online, more people are being discovered viewing them. the senior officer in charge of child protection says the police have reached saturation point, and we should now target the most serious offenders behind the abuse, and stop jailing others. we need to be focusing upon those men, and occasionally women, but predominantly those men who are intent on raping and physically assaulting some of the most vulnerable members of our society. that's what i'm focused on stopping. look at the numbers, four years ago, officers in england investigated
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21,000 child abuse offences. by 2015, that had jumped to 39,000. the police gave a struggling to cope. we recognise the police concerns with resources, but the focus needs to be on child protection. we need to remember, with every one of these images, we are looking at a crime scene and a child abused. the chief constable knows his proposal will be met with opposition, the way we deal with sex offenders and child abusers is always a controversial issue. but there is such strain, he says that something has to change. some find the idea of any paedophile avoiding prison unthinkable. it's all a slippery slope, and we need zero tolerance to protect our children. but if the resources are as stretched as he said, isn't it right to focus on the more serious offenders? i find it fickle to categorise a child that is being raped in a local park and a child who is being raped in thailand
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or bulgaria, or some part of greater london, it's all very serious. the home office took a firm line this morning, describing viewing child abuse images as a terrible crime that should be treated as such. it says that strong criminal justice sanctions remain the response. president trump will make his first speech to a joint session of congress later today. after a whirlwind first month in the white house, the speech will be an important moment to update the american people on the state of the union and mrtrump's american people on the state of the union and mr trump's plans for the budget. ahead of that speech he gave an interview to fox. he was asked about his allegations of the involvement with barack 0bama and the recent town halls protests. i think president 0bama is behind it because
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his people are certainly behind it. some of the links possibly come from that group. really very serious links because they are very bad in terms of national security. but i also understand that politics. in terms of him being behind things, that's politics. it will probably continue. our correspondent is in washington. how damaging have protest them? a lot of republican lawmakers are pleased to be back in this building behind me today. i do not think they have been damaging so much as a real eye—opener to the of feeling around 0bama care. the affordable care act which is by and large these protesters have been demonstrating about. a lot of lawmakers weren't ready for that, they were of course voted in on the mandate that they would repeal 0bama care. to have by and large democrats turning up in vast numbers saying they want to keep it may not have been an unsurprising, but i think to
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republican lawmakers it was perhaps a bit ofa republican lawmakers it was perhaps a bit of a shock. president trump tonight will be talking about the repeal and replacement of 0bama care, but what we do not know is how much detail he will go into because we know republicans are struggling to come up with a plan that will repeal but also replaced. to come up with a plan that will repeal but also replacedlj to come up with a plan that will repeal but also replaced. i don't know what word you would use for the first month of his office, rocky, difficult, certainly interesting. tonight may change the shift of all that. this is his opportunity to talk nice to congress. after a very troublesome month where he has undergone a lot of problems with his executive order to ban people coming in from predominantly muslim countries. to his spat with mexico over the wall. this is his opportunity to tell congress what he has done right and in his view, this
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isa has done right and in his view, this is a clamp—down on illegal immigration, it is cutting red tape and getting rid of regulations. but these are all things he has done pretty much under executive orders, by himself, he now needs congress to tackle the big ticket policy agenda items. that includes tax reform, that includes repeal and replacement of 0bama care. he needs congress, and he doesn't just of 0bama care. he needs congress, and he doesn'tjust need republicans, he needs democrats as well. they are not so keen. when we discussed his inauguration, we agreed it was going to be an interesting time. yes. it certainly has been. i think it will continue to be so, putting it mildly. really, the big question in all seriousness is how is he going to pay for what he is planning to do? we have already heard about his proposed hike in spending for the military, $54 hike in spending for the military, $5a billion. he is talking about a massive infrastructure plan,
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preparing america's roads, bridges and railways. how will you pay for this? where will the money come from? he also says he will not raise taxes, in fact for the middle—class and big corporations he is going to cut them. somebody somewhere is going to have to cough up the cash. at the moment we do not know that is. thank you jane. members of the rmt union have voted in favour of strike action on merseyrail and arriva rail north.the proposed action centres round the same issue that has caused almost a year of strikes on southern — namely who opens and closes the doors on trains. the rail companies propose taking the guards off trains, a measure the rmt argues is unsafe. with me now, our correspondent andy moore. anybody travelling in the south understands this row. how much disruption could this now caused to the north. commuters in the south of england have been hurting for a long time over this. there is now the prospect of industrial action in the
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north of england affecting potentially hundreds of thousands of people. today we have the results of two strike ballots for arriba rail north and merseyrail. both heavily in favour of strike action. strike has been set for monday 1ath, also strike action on southern on the same day. that's three networks on the same day —— march 13. potentially action. will this actually go ahead? the general secretary of the 80s as this is now an opportunity for these companies to get round the table and negotiate a settlement. the fact there is a mandate for strike settlement may change minds. this has already been in operation on several networks already. that's right, the rail companies and regulators say driver only trains are perfectly safe, the
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rmt union says you need a second person on boards in a safety critical role. that is the centre of the dispute across several countries now. “— the dispute across several countries now. —— several companies. 0n southern, this is the 30th day of strike action, last time they managed to run about 70% of their trains. the question is, how much of an effect will it have on the networks in the north? merseyrail. northern say if action does go ahead, their customers can be reassured they have plans in place to keep them moving. they say they will release information shortly about a revised service. the date: monday, march 13 for 2a hours. the prisons minister, sam gyimah, has condemned plans for industrial action atjails in england and wales. from tomorrow members of the prison officers association will withdraw from voluntary duties, including manning "tornado" teams which respond to outbreaks of disorder.
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time faye look at the weather. lots of showers still there. eased a bit in northern ireland, a large part of northern ireland is drive. some sunshine to end the day. quite windy, there are showers hitting northern scotland and as we go deeper into the night, look how many of the showers fade away but still there in northern scotland. as temperatures dip, able notjust be icy but some of us will wake up to a covering of snow. mostly in the heels but in lower levels some well. frost tonight across the northern half of the uk, as we start the day tomorrow it's all quiet. a bit of sunshine, one or two showers. those in northern scotland. an area of rain comes up in northern scotland. an area of rain comes up across in northern scotland. an area of rain comes up across south wales where it becomes a little less cold. elsewhere, on the chilly side. there
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is some sunshine in between any showers. a lot of places are dry into the afternoon. what happens beyond that, looking ahead to the weekend, john hammond is herejust before apm. the this is bbc news. the the headlines at 3.30pm: thirty british tourists on a beach in tunisia were unlawfully killed, according to the findings of an inquest into their deaths. the coroner added that the local police response to the attack was "at best shambolic and at worst cowa rd ly". families of some of the thirty british tourists killed in tunisia are to bring a civil case against the travel company tui, which organised their holiday in 2015. the pensions regulator has agreed a cash settlement with the former owner of collapsed department store bhs, sir phillip green — worth up to £363 million.
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the former chancellor george osborne has issued a stark warning about the risks to the british economy if theresa may fails to secure a trade deal with the eu. the uk's most senior police officer, dealing with child sex abuse, says that low risk paedophiles should be given counselling and helped to rehabilitate, rather than face prosecution. two amateur treasure hunters have found what is thought to be the oldest iron age gold jewellery ever discovered in britain. if you want to remember your name, give yourself initialled. here's the sport. motherwell have done their manager with the club tent in the premiership. he is leaving his stint after motherwell won just two of their games in the league. they lost 5-1 to their games in the league. they lost 5—1 to dundee on saturday. the
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assistant coach will take temporary charge. it is first versus second in the championship tonight with bright while king, the welcoming newcastle. they have lost just while king, the welcoming newcastle. they have lostjust once at the american express stadium this season. the newcastle manager was full of praise for his counterpart ahead of the game. he's doing a greatjob and he has a great team. it means that they have the experience, the squad, the players to be there. and he's doing well with a very good group of players. we have a good record away so i think it's not bad that you can go there and show your strength. it's important to have this belief that we can do it because we have done during the whole season. cricket and tom cullen has at been added to the england squad for their series against the west indies. it's his
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first call after his impressive performance with the lions over the winter. he will will replace a player who injured his right knee. the first match in antigua on friday. the former england batch men james taylor has spoken to the bbc about his anxiety over his heart condition that forced to retire. last year, he had an internal defibrillator sigurd carrasco fixed which has on one occasion almost saved his life. it is kicked in once with force. a lot of force through my with force. a lot of force through d. with force. a lot of force through my body. it shocked me a few yards across the room, probably because i'm small. 0thers wouldn't have gone half as far. that's scary, and probably why have the anxieties i have now and why a more scared of exerting myself or putting myself in some way. because i know don't believe because when it does go off
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and when things aren't quite right, it's a scary feeling and it hurts. but it does its job and that is the most important thing. if something does go wrong, it may save my life. finally world number one andy murray has just started on court at the dubai championship. it is first competition since louise bling the fourth round at the australian open than last month. he is facing world number a7 than last month. he is facing world numbera7 in the than last month. he is facing world number a7 in the first round. he was broken early on but has just broken back and is currently 2—2 in the first set. the british boxing board of control has expressed unhappiness at david haye's commented that tony bellevue will risk his life when the pair meet in the ring this weekend. there are some fast photography coming up. value himself has described the statement as distasteful and disgusting. the pair came not quite head—to—head yesterday at a press conference in
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liverpool ahead at their fight at the 02 liverpool ahead at their fight at the o2 arena on saturday. liverpool ahead at their fight at the 02 arena on saturday. very distasteful and the o2 arena on saturday. very distasteful and wrong to say these things. i will be totally honest and say, i'm not in a ring to hate david haye on a permanent basis, i'm in a ring so the referee can count to ten or stop it when he sees fit. is that all here to do, here to win. i don't wa nt to all here to do, here to win. i don't want to hate anyone, this is a sport and the business. i'm not here to hate people. that's all your sports are now. more in the next hour, back to atip, a tip, next time you say finally, it doesn't half scare us halfway through a bulletin. the pensions regulator say they have struck a deal with the philippines. it means that 19,000 former bhs will receive their pensions as a. —— sir philip green. we are speaking to frank
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field. is this enough? it's the deal. it's a first step in gaining just justice for the whole deal. it's a first step in gaining justjustice for the whole shingles cider. there will be no going back for this. it means people going into the scheme will not suffer any cuts at all as they would have done if they were abandoned and went into they were abandoned and went into the pension protection fund, but their pensions will be increased less tha n their pensions will be increased less than they would have been under the contract they have. so there are some losers but there are also a big sum of money that the pension regulator has got, and as i say, thatis regulator has got, and as i say, that is an important milestone. it is not the end of the story, of phs. -- bhs. is not the end of the story, of phs. —— bhs. does that mean that philip green needs to come up with more money? how further can this go on? it's not that he has to come up with more money, because the pensions
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regulator has decided that that is that. but the person he sold bhs to destroy all those jobs for £1. he has been arrested by the inland revenue, so that the saga is yet to unfold. the serious fraud office i hope will start looking at this. the liquidators report, is awaited by the prime minister before she makes any recommendation about his knighthood. so i say it is a very important first step. but nobody should think this is the end of the bhs sorry saga. you and sir philip green has had a public spat over the long months of this. you called for his yacht to be handed in and his money taken. are you still calling for him to be stripped of his knighthood quick macro tobacco quick smack quote. there was a
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recommendation passed before making that recommendation for the committee making that decision. the prime minister made it very plain that she would make her own recommendation when she had the liquidators' report before her. so she could see who was doing what and bringing down shingles. we have to wait for the liquidators' report, may have to wait for the prime minister's move. we have to wait for the arrest of the person who bought bhs and bought it clashing down —— crashing down. so there is much to go butan crashing down. so there is much to go but an important milestone today. may i be blunt with you because i am wondering if £363 million, does that save his knighthood and restore his reputation? i was never one that was going to decide that at all. the forfeit your committee will decide that. the prime minister, cautious
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as she is, will not make a move on that with our own recommendation, with the unanimous recommendation of the house of commons until she has seen the liquidators' report. so we can see what happened in this terrible downfall of bhs. that is to come, the inland revenue move is to come, the inland revenue move is to come, the inland revenue move is to come, the serious fraud office's move is to come. so as i say, it is a milestone. an important milestone. but the book on shingles is not closed by any means. you can -- the book on bhs. this has eight in a torturous process, why? the committee has been spearheading this work, making a report on the legislative changes we believe to
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have occurred. so that pensions aren't strung out to dry in this fashion. it sadly we have to get up to speed to what to happen in the future. we will do that as a committee. they have got a far, far better deal than had they. they had been no parliamentary action, the filling her functions, looking been no parliamentary action, the filling herfunctions, looking at action for sir philip green and forcing him to make an out of court settlement. 0therwise forcing him to make an out of court settlement. otherwise there would have been a public court settlement from him on the pension settlement. it doesn't mean to say that pensions in the future will be protected, in exactly the same way, that they would have been under the original scheme, but the original pensions will be paid in full. that is an
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important difference to what would've happened. it is true to say that those pensioners and the select committee and the media have not actually seen the full deal. to see what else might be tucked in their to which we might object. but it never the less is an important milestone. i hope it brings closure for the pensioners but not closure on bhs. thanks forjoining us. lets get more on the announcement of the relatives on the victims of the tunisia attack are to sue tui. after they were unlawfully killed. let's pretend to ben brown at the royal courts ofjustice. it's the end of the six week inquest into the death of the 30 british victims as the massacre in sousse. in 2015. the coroner went through each of the
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victims and gave the details and the manner in which each had been killed and said that each was unlawfully killed. the families of the victims had wanted the coroner to say that there had been neglect by the holiday company tui, owners of thomson holidays. because that hadn't been adequate checks and safeguard about security and safety at the hotel. but the coroner says he couldn't give a ruling of neglect. but he was critical of the tunisian security forces, the tunisian security forces, the tunisian police. the slowness of their response, saying they could have got their much faster. he said their response was shambolic, possibly even cowardly. 0ur correspondent looks back on that day of terror in tunisia. in front of the bereaved families, the inquest has heard
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the chilling, distressing detail of multiple murders. here the gunman, seifeddine rezgui, is dropped off at the resort. the driver of the car has never been found. under his arm, a parasol hiding his weapon. he walked to the beach where he began to kill, shooting people as they lay on sun lounges. holidaymakers fled in panic, across the sand, vulnerable in just shorts and swimming costumes. these are people quite literally running for their lives. there was chaos and confusion. how could this possibly be happening? a gunman, shooting tourist after tourist. from the beach and the pool, he entered the hotel, roaming around and looking for victims. many were shot dead as they tried to hide. for 20 minutes, he killed repeatedly. nobody stopped him. this map, evidenced during the inquest, showed how far seifeddine rezgui travelled on his killing spree. a metropolitan police team sent to tunisia to investigate
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commissioned this animation, an image of each victim marking the place where they were killed. in just about every main area of the hotel, somebody died. the gunman simply wasn't stopped, he wasn't challenged. the police, the coast guard, hotel security, all failed to act, in what was described in court as simple cowardice. eventually, seifeddine rezgui was shot dead, alongside the hotel where he had murdered 38 people. the inquests have given the bereaved a voice. tributes were read for eve ryo ne a voice. tributes were read for everyone killed. extracts were read that were moving, funny and sad. although they knew in their hearts
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it was bad news, they still hoped and prayed she was safe. it was bad news, they still hoped and prayed she was safelj it was bad news, they still hoped and prayed she was safe. i win no longer has his grandad, his brother was uncle —— win no longer has. longer has his grandad, his brother was uncle -- win no longer has. our home is no longer filled with laughter and smiles like it used to be. no one could take away our memories with matt and john that we shared together. john and janet died together doing what they enjoyed most, being side—by—side. together doing what they enjoyed most, being side-by-side. she always looked for the best in everyone. truly was a kind, caring, beautiful woman with a sense of humour. every day, the families came to court. at times, they had to sit through painful, agonising evidence. but these inquests have been an important part of the grieving process. a chance to ask questions and look for answers. chance to ask questions
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and look for answers. how could a beach holiday end up with so many people never coming home? let's talk about the security implications of this attack. joining us now from westminster is raffaello pa ntucci, director of international security studies at the royal united services institute. there have been questions about the foreign office advice to tourists at the time. back in 2015. do you think it was tough enough? it didn't tell people not to go to tunisia but it did tell that there was potentially a terror threat. it is difficult. the threat picture that we saw in tunisia had been getting worse for some time. three months prior to the sousse massacre, which there was the incident at the museum. in october 2015, there had been another attempted attack at a beach hotel in tunisia. there were a series of other incidents. libya was bad and
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there were training camps there producing cells that were causing problems elsewhere, and you had one of the biggest communities of foreign fighters going to syria and iraq or going to libya coming from tunisia. all the indicators were going ina tunisia. all the indicators were going in a bad direction. whether the foreign office advisory should have been stronger to the point where companies would have stopped sending people there or preventing anything, it is difficult to call. certainly things were going in a negative direction. if we take the foreign office's response and other western countries' response. poland was one of the only countries to have their risk assessment hired that everyone offers on that same page. questions about raising the threat advisory more affecting tourism. it is difficult to carry that calculation through. clearly, some questions will understandably
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be asked about the foreign office advisory. what would you say about the security situation now in tunisia? the security situation now in tunisia ? almost two the security situation now in tunisia? almost two years yate, the later? has it improved? after this and other incidents in neighbouring libya, tunisia have focused attention on dealing with this problem is. we have seen some discussions on how to address it and security forces strengthening their response. but the reality is in dealing with countries, we have a substantial problem. it will take time to completely manage and some time to completely manage and abate this problem. we see a terror threat in places like tunisia, turkey, egypt and so one, but also in terms of tourists and where they might choose to go on holidays, we have seen terror threat in france, germany and belgium. that is the
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difficulty. where do you draw the line about the place that you won't visit as a result of terrorism? terrorism incidents, no matter how horrendous they are, they tend to be one—off in a long period of time. yesterday, news emerged of a german tourist being beheaded in the philippines. these incidents do sadly happen. they are happenstance. it is difficult to know what point do you plan your entire life and holiday around something that may or may not randomly happen. i would argue that if you look at the tunisian context, the picture wiest seed had been escalating sometime. there could be made a case for a different picture there. but it is difficult to anticipate, if you look globally there are a number of places to point to that there are negative indicators to look there. you can never be certain or predicts when or if something will happen. thanks forjoining us. as we were
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saying, here are the inquests, the families were asking the coroner to rule that it was neglect by tui, the pa rent rule that it was neglect by tui, the parent company of thomson holidays, who contributed to the number of deaths in the massacre of his drug of the massacre. we have heard from them relatives and also adam fisher and donna bradley who lost their pa rents and donna bradley who lost their parents in the massacre. this is what they had to tell us. it is cathartic and difficult to hear. under some of the circumstances, i hadn't heard. actually, i and it fits with it is important to me to hear that. because of the major attack and everyone running away, you will not get eyewitness accounts
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of every thing. but what the inquest did see is exactly what happened. i am pleased with the investigation into tunisia, he could have given more. i would also have liked, hearing that evidence, there was a lot of proportional blame to the police in tunisia, for example. i did feel that was a little bit of an obvious target and i was a little disappointed. what about the tunisian state? what about the reactions they could have taken to improve security in hotels and forced the hotel operators and tours to do? beckenham were collectively and, the me, there are some lessons to learn. i genuinely looking forward to putting arguments forward and getting feedback from the coroner. i've seen you hear so many days at this inquests, hearing the
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stories as well as your own. how is it important to you to take part in this process as a family? the main reason i decided to come every day is because i wasn't there. i didn't witness what happened to my mum and dad. so it was important for me to know what happened and get as much information as possible. there was a lot of families, who were killed, and were in tunisia. what they went through is gracious. that was important to me, to go through every single day or two days. it is difficult to talk about, i know, but you painted a detailed and loving picture of your parents to anyone who was in court. is that important as well, giving a sense of who these people were that died that day? yes. initially we weren't going to do that portrait but when i was there
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the first week i realised how important it was, because it was important it was, because it was important that the coroner knew who my mum and dad were. and also because they were just normal people like the other 28 victims. they were just normal people. it was actually, i'm smiling and you think this is probably really strange but it was lovely to tell everybody about my mum and dad. adam fisher and donna bradley who lost their parents, ray and angie fisher in the massacre. the coroner has been praising the quiet dignity act, as he put it, of the families. the inquests are over now, and they have concluded, but the many relatives the fight is not over and they intend to sue, in the civil courts, the parent company of thomson holidays for what they say is neglect. that's latest from here. time for a look at the weather. let's get the latest forecast.
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nothing particularly springlike in the forecast. it's in a winter remote. some brain will turn to snow. we have to remain alert, to some winter re—hazards. at the moment it's rain, wet weather in london as he saw in ben's report. further will rain will sweep line that but it will die down into the night. there will be some wintry showers in the north of scotland. this device here but most other places will have a quiet but cold night. tempers down to freezing a particularly across the north of scotland. the wintry showers coming across the day. plenty of dry and bright weather though, and then here comes the rain. into southern areas. disappointing end to the day. north— south split. in the afternoon, the
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wintry showers begin to fade away, across northern ireland and scotland. further south, it's across northern ireland and scotland. furthersouth, it's going to turn disappointing after a bright start. we see cloud and rain edging its way northwards into many southern counties, south wales as well. it will fill chilly underneath those rain cloud. the wind is picking up. tomorrow night, the risk of some gales actually, battering exposed inland. watch out for that. then it goes north and may turn to snow in parts of north wales and the midlands. mainly over high ground but something to watch. a lot going on tomorrow night, a combination of strong winds, rain and hail snow. the possibility of some disruption, watch out the warnings, they may be issued over the next few hours. the wintry start for some, the rain and snow subside but still some over the western areas. some fine weather to
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be had on thursday though. temperature is a bit higher across the southern part into double figures. but it will feel pretty chilly further north. the next headache on the conveyor belt is this area of low pressure coming up from the bay of biscay, it does mean a bit of uncertainty about how north it extends. it will be chilly and briefly mild across the south. all the weight, her latest on weather warnings can be seen on the website. this is bbc news. i'm ben brown comedy headlines at apm:. —— the headlines. live at the royal courts ofjustice
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where a coroner has condemned the police response during the tunisia terror attack that left 30 british tourists dead. as a lone gunman set about killing as many tourists as he could, the coroner said the tunisian police were at best shambolic, at worst cowardly. 0ne survivor who risked his life to save others says he saw no police on the beach for at least 20 minutes. the police waited, they fainted. they hid. that is unforgivable.
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